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Animate 256W Cat Mate Electromagnetic Large Cat Flap, White
Animate 256W Cat Mate Electromagnetic Large Cat Flap, White
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Complete control of your pet’s movements into and out of your house
Ani Mate 256W Cat Mate Electromagnetic Large Cat Flap, White
Item# 61281
Price: Normally $99.99 
Hot Deal $77.96
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  • Magnetic closure keeps flap shut against strong winds
  • Includes two super compact collar magnets incorporating identity tags
  • Silent action transparent flap
  • Keeps stray pets out

Essential Info

Cat Mate Electromagnetic Cat Door will ensure stray animals will not enter your home through the doggie door. Or, keep your pet inside, where you know they are safe. Simply attach a small magnetic key to your pet’s collar, which is identified by a sensitive, fast reacting electromagnetic circuit. This electromagnetic dog door is suitable for cats and dogs of different temperaments. Built with your pet’s comfort in mind, this dog door’s pet-friendly features include a silent action transparent flap and unique step designed to help your pet enter from outside. One 9V battery lasts up to 12 months. Two super compact magnetic keys that attach to collars are included for multiple pets.

A separate 4-way lock ensures complete control of your pet’s movements into and out of your house:
  • Unlocked - Free passage in both directions
  • In Only - Can only enter the house; but not exit
  • Out Only - Can only exit the house; but not enter
  • Locked - Cannot enter or exit

  • Specifications

  • Overall Width: 9.25"
  • Overall Height: 11.75"
  • Cut Out Width: 8"
  • Cut Out Height: 10.5"
  • Color: White
  • Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Ani Mate Inc, Tel: (800) 725-4333


    Complete control of your pet’s movements into and out of your house       
    Complete control of your pet’s movements into and out of your house       


    8 Ratings
    5 star: 50%  (4)
    4 star: 12%  (1)
    3 star: 25%  (2)
    2 star: 12%  (1)
    1 star: 0%  (0)
    Average Customer Rating
    (8 customer ratings)
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    CANDACE -- santa rosa, CA   9/7/2011
    It's a great idea. The electrical part did not work though, so a replacement celenoid was sent to us. It was the wrong one, though. I notified that a different one is needed. I have not heard back yet.
    SAMANTHA -- pottstown, PA   6/27/2011
    It hasn't been a terribly useful purchase so far. I bought it to allow my cats access back and forth to the basement to their litter box while keeping my chihuahuas out. I can only unlock it to stay open from one direction, so I had to tape over the catches to help train my cats to use this. The unlock mechanism doesn't stay unlocked long enough to let the cats really *think* about pushing at the door. Maybe it will be a more positive buy after a few more months. In the meantime, I'm only giving a mid-rating because of the items above.
    CAMILYA -- bryant, AR   3/10/2011
    It did exactly what it said it would do.
    STEVE -- scarborough, ON   2/28/2011
    Product is very good. Shipping was over priced.

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